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Berry is a sophisticated village, the perfect blend of country charm and city style.

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Location

Berry is 145km (2 hr drive) from Sydney, 18km (20 min drive) from the regional city of Nowra, and only a 10 min drive to the coast.

Berry is renowned for its boutique shopping from fashion and jewellery to arts and textiles to homewares and antiques.

How to get there

The closest airport to Berry is Sydney Airport (just under 2 hr to the north).

There are daily shuttle transfers to and from greater Sydney including Sydney Airport and Central Railway Station.

Population

Berry is home to more than 2,000 people, the median age of residents is 59 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1% of the population.

Berry is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in Nowra, less than 20 min drive, is the closest hospital to Berry. It is a busy acute care facility which provides which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopedic services. The hospital has an intensive care unit that incorporates high dependency and coronary care beds. As well as these  clinical services, the hospital has a busy obstetric unit and children’s ward.

The nearest Ambulance Service of NSW station is at Bomaderry (15 min drive).

Accredited GP practices

  • Berry Medical Centre

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Berry are: hospitals, cafes and restaurants, primary education, house construction, and local government administration.
  • Education

There is one public primary school in Berry: Berry Public School. Additional public and private schooling options are available in the nearby regional centre of Nowra.
  • Childcare

For young families, Berry has facilities offering a range of early childhood, day care, pre-school, before and after school, family day care services, and a children’s play centre.
  • Shopping

One thing you are not short of in Berry is shops! You can buy anything from artisan food, fashion, art, books, homewares and flowers to sports gear. There is also a butcher, newsagent, three bakeries and a pie shop. Berry has an IGA supermarket. Larger supermarkets and well known national chains such as Bunnings, Kmart and Target are found in Nowra (20 min drive from Berry).
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Berry including Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (45 min drive) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville  (just under 1 hr drive).
  • Points of interest

Berry offers a little bit of everything, a country lifestyle with city style and only 10 min to the beach. It’s a foodie's paradise with award-winning restaurants, great local produce, cafes and wineries. Whether you are into health and wellbeing or adventure activities you will find something for you. Just over ten min drive from Berry are the coastal towns of Shoalhaven Heads and Gerroa, and Seven Mile Beach National Park.
Nearby Nowra also offers a range of cultural and sporting events.
  • Sporting activities

You can participate in range of activities and sports in Berry, including bowls, golf, tennis, hockey, touch football, netball, cricket, cycling, yoga, and horse riding. Berry also has a public swimming pool.
  • Community groups and activities

A listing of community groups and activities in and around Berry is available from Shoalhaven City Council. There are also a range of community groups and service clubs in Berry including Berry Landcare, The Berry Silver Band, Rotary Club and Lions Club.
  • Social media groups

There are a few media pages and groups dedicated to life in Berry and the Shoalhaven. Good places to start are the Facebook pages: The Berry Community Facebook PageSouth Coast RegisterShoalhaven News, Stories and Media.